Gr 9 Up-As with many shojo manga, this story revolves around a love triangle. In this case, there may even be four people involved. Yuri has had lots of boyfriends, many of whom have not treated her well. When she becomes enamored of Takahiro, her old friend Hirao worries that she will get hurt, and her new friend Motoko may be the object of Takahiro's affection. Not the usual sunny Japanese schoolgirl, Motoko is mean, mean, mean. She has wonderfully evil expressions and can wipe the floor with anyone who gets in her way. The possibility that Hirao and Yuri might rekindle more than a friendship and Motoko might put Takahiro firmly in his place will have readers' eyes peeled for volume two. Gatcha Gacha is a nice departure from the more traditional shojo, and although it takes a little while to get the characters straight, once readers do, it's thoroughly enjoyable reading. This one is for the older set because of Yuri's assumed reputation of being "easy" and some mature language throughout.-Melissa T. Jenvey, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.